I don't actually know why, but I can imagine a plausible answer: the
MARC record does not distinguish between contributors and creators
sufficiently well to separate out the x00 fields between them. Either
everyone is a creator, or everyone is a contributor, or the main entry
(100) is treated as a creator and everyone else a contributor.
Whichever it is, some portion of the mapping will be wrong. What would
be interesting would be a study that would show the relative ratios of
right to wrong in the three (or more?) scenarios.
Quoting Luciano Ramalho <[log in to unmask]>:
> I am mystified by the discovery that the MARC to DC Crosswalk does not
> map *any* MARC tag to the DC Creator element!
> Does anyone know the reasoning behind this strange decision?
> Luciano Ramalho
> programador repentista || stand-up programmer
> Twitter: @luciano
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